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Air Vice Marshal Jagbir Singh

Service No & Branch 5783 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1959 Course: 76 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1994 Superannuated
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jun 1979Acting Gp Capt : 24 Aug 1981Gp Capt : 21 Jun 1982Air Cmde : 02 May 1987
AVM : 19 Oct 1992
Training and Other Courses Attended
14 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 195828 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 Dec 1972
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1968 - 01 Jan 1970Flt LtIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Sqn LdrNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
- 01 Dec 1979Wg Cdr14 WingChabua Chief Operations Officer
16 Jan 1978 - 24 Nov 1979Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
31 May 1980 - 06 Aug 1981Wg CdrNo.28 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
24 Aug 1981 - Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Chief Operations Officer
01 Feb 1985 - 01 Feb 1988Gp CaptEmbassy of India, IraqBaghdad Air Attache
30 Dec 1988 - 25 Nov 1990Air Cmde20 WingBagdogra Air Officer Commanding
26 Nov 1990 - 01 Dec 1992Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
19 Oct 1992 - 30 Dec 1994AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJagbir Singh5783 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Jagbir Singh was a senior pilot of a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On the 6th December, 1971 he carried out a tactical reconnaissance mission deep behind the enemy lines in LONGEWALA area and brought back exhaustive information of vital importance which altered the course of battle in the area to our advantage. Later, on the same day he destroyed a tank and a large number of support vehicles in the area. Again on the 9th December, 1971, after carrying out another very useful tactical reconnaissance he attacked and destroyed four tanks despite heavy ground fire. His mission contributed significantly in neutralizing the enemy thrust in the area.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jagbir Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep38: Jagbir Singh - Hunters playing havoc from Jaisalmer
Remarks: 2011 Year End Update Note added: 2012-01-15
Chief Operations Officer, Chabua Commanding Officer, 28 Squadron Chief Operations Officer, Bareilly Air Attache, Embassy of India, Baghdad Air Officer Commanding, Bagdogra Head of Training Team, Defence Services Staff College Commandant, College of Air Warfare

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